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Everton ponder Cavani bid

| Tuesday, 26 September 2017  21 Comments  [Jump to last]
Officials at Everton will apparently hold a meeting in the coming days to discuss the viability of signing Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

That's the contention from TuttoMercato in Italy and it comes a few days after uncorroborated suggestions on social media that the Blues failed with a late bid for the striker in the last transfer window.

Cavani is being talked about in terms of leaving PSG following the arrival of Neymar which appears to be unsettling squad harmony there. The French giants deny that they offered Cavani €1m to hand penalty-taking duties over to the Brazilian following his world-record transfer from Barcelona but the Uruguayan did public his annoyance that he had been forced to move aside when it comes to spot kicks.

Cavani has since apologised for spitting his dummy out but there will, no doubt, be plenty of speculation over his future and Everton's need for a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku means their name won't be far away.

Cavani has been with PSG for four years now and has notched 95 goals in 140 appearances in Ligue 1 but talk of him joining the Blues is largely fantasy. His wages alone and desire for Champions League football would probably make it a non-starter.

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Gavin Johnson
1 Posted 26/09/2017 at 23:02:17
Yes. We need to spend big on a world star. Costa would have done but Cavani is also at the same kind of level. But would Cavani want to sign for Everton??
Frank Wade
2 Posted 26/09/2017 at 23:05:37
Gavin, answer to your question is a definite No. No Giroud, No Costa, No Lukaku, No Cavani. It's Money, Money, Money (aka a new challenge) so Champions League clubs only need apply.
Jay Harris
3 Posted 27/09/2017 at 00:24:15
I cant understand why we set up a huge scouting network, took a party to Italy for research, and can't even unearth an up-and-coming striker that would come to us for a reasonable amount.

These so-called (egotistical) superstars are not good for team spirit and are vastly expensive.

Will Mabon
4 Posted 27/09/2017 at 02:07:45
I agree, Jay. We are simply not in the ball park of dealing with that whole circus. Any that would come would likely be at the tail end of their career. Do we really want or need to go along the path of a series of short-term signings?
David Barks
5 Posted 27/09/2017 at 02:21:47
Nonsense. Man City were able to do so by getting Robinho and then Yaya Toure and Aguero and many more. You offer the money to bring in the superstars. Superstars are not good for team spirit? No, winning nothing for decades is not good for team spirit. Offer the money and attract the stars.
Will Mabon
6 Posted 27/09/2017 at 05:48:08
David, I think we simply don't and won't have the finances to do it, not for a long time. Beyond those players getting along in their careers, the others are out of reach, I believe. Barring perhaps, making only one large purchase in a transfer window, assuming we could attract that level of player.
Sam Hoare
7 Posted 27/09/2017 at 07:15:14
Never going to happen. I think Giroud has more likelihood though he would have to be played in a much more pacey team than we are currently seeing.

Best thing would be if our scouts could find the 'next Cavani' but obviously it's not that easy. Someone like Werner or Aboubakar might be ambitious but more achievable.

Joe Foster
8 Posted 27/09/2017 at 07:32:07
As if. No chance of this. Next .
Liam Reilly
9 Posted 27/09/2017 at 08:45:48
Wasn't long ago that Man City were being mocked on social media and in the papers for having the audacity to try to sign Robinho. But they got him and Toure and Aguero, Silva and Co.

Money talks. Really depends on Moshiri and his Investors, because the fines for ducking the FFP are negligible.

George Cumiskey
10 Posted 27/09/2017 at 11:24:12
Does anyone really believe there is going to be a meeting to discuss buying Cavani?

Just like the Costa saga, leak it to a couple of foreign journalists to make it look authentic, and carry on doing nothing.

At least it gives the fans something to take their mind off the dross that's being served up.

Richard Reeves
11 Posted 27/09/2017 at 11:53:25
Who the fuck are we going to sell to get the funds? That's what I want to know...
Ian Hollingworth
12 Posted 27/09/2017 at 12:29:41
Costa allegedly didn't want to come to Everton.I can't see Cavani wanting too either.

Man City started to buy top players because they had real investment and put serious dough on the table. I don't think Everton have that same kind of investment or intent yet.

Lee Jackson
13 Posted 27/09/2017 at 17:02:22
I wonder if we had an option (assuming the inclination) to recall Onyekuru from his loan in January? He's scored 4 in 9 now for Anderlecht, 34 in 69 over his career. Yes, I know it's a weak league but didn't Lukaku and Batshuayi come from there?

Speaking of which, I'd still like us to go for Batshuayi above all the names linked so far. With Chelsea selling Costa, they would be left short though, so, unless they also buy in January, that looks unlikely too.

Brian Wilkinson
14 Posted 27/09/2017 at 17:57:49
Now that Costa deal done, we could do a lot worse than try and get Kevin Gimeiro from them, that guy has talent to burn and would be a cracking signing. I've been asking for this player for over a year before Atletico Madrid signed him.
Harvey Miller
15 Posted 27/09/2017 at 19:35:17
This guy is out of our reach. I still think we should try Bas Dost. Big target man (6ft-5in) who scored 38 goals for Sporting last season. And he is Dutch so there should be no problem...
Mike Berry
16 Posted 27/09/2017 at 20:12:58
Sadly probably Chelsea bound!
Teddy Bertin
17 Posted 28/09/2017 at 00:41:17
Cavani, who is first choice centre-forward for the richest team in the world, who just battered Bayern, who will play every game in the Champions League and will probably win more silverware again this year, would be up for coming to Everton (who just got battered by Atalanta) because he's had a row with Neymar about who should take penalties. Yeah right!

If Giroud doesn't want to come then Cavani won't.

At the end of the day Koeman and Walsh were clearly led to believe that Giroud was Everton bound and took their eye off the ball. Koeman has basically said as much without naming who the striker was.

As a result, we're back into fantasy land because we're a club with money, who need a top striker and there aren't many about. So, as a result, we will be linked with every single decent striker that might possibly leave their club from now until next summer.

Waste of time reading it.

Phil Sammon
18 Posted 28/09/2017 at 02:41:12
Can't Rooney play centre-forward? Calvert-Lewin, Sandro and now Niasse. I think a winger is more important. And a brain transplant for Mr Koeman.
Simon Jones
19 Posted 28/09/2017 at 10:25:43
Can we give Mirallas forty quid NOT to take penalties?

I've still got serious man-love issues with Edin Dzeko.

Nick Entwistle
20 Posted 28/09/2017 at 21:36:13
Ahhhhhhhhhh.... nice giggle, this one. Why not Messi while we're at it?
Stephen Scofield
21 Posted 29/09/2017 at 23:18:43
My worry is we could have signed some one massive in the summer. Now, with the way the season has gone, it's going to have put off a lot of players.

We are going to need to spend way over the odds now to attract World Class players, and if we do that, are they going to turn up? Look at Tevez, he's taken the piss in China.

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